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Job Specification


GEOLOGIST TRAINEE

 

DEFINITION


 Under  the supervision of a Geologist or other supervisor, learns
 to  perform  the field and office work pertaining to  sub-surface
 investigations,  soil  compaction, mineral  resources  and  other
 geologic duties; does other related work.

 NOTE: The  examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes  only.  A particular position using this title  may  not
 perform all duties listed in this job specification.  Conversely,
 all duties performed on the job may not be listed.


EXAMPLES OF WORK:


 Learns  to gather, compile, analyze and interpret the results  of
 geologic work.

 Learns  to prepare maps showing the distribution and attitude  of
 geologic  formations, ore deposits, underground water, and  other
 features.

 Learns    to   collect   data   for   borings   and   sub-surface
 investigations.

 Learns  to  collect and prepare needed samples and materials  for
 laboratory study.

 Learns to collect specimens for geological collections.

 Learns to assist in geophysical and geological surveys.

 Learns  to acquire information concerning the geology of an  area
 through the examination of new road cuts, quarry operations, well
 samples and reports of mineral production.

 Learns to prepare graphs and diagrams on geologic conditions.

 Learns  to utilize and maintain special tools and equipment  used
 in geologic work.

 Learns  to utilize computer applications in geographical  problem
 solving.

 Prepares   reports  of  studies  and  other  surveys   containing
 findings, conclusions and recommendations.

 Maintains records and files.

 Will  be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and computerized information systems used
 by the agency, office or related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

      EDUCATION:

      Graduation  from  an accredited college  with  a  Bachelor's
 degree   in   Geology  or  a  Bachelor's  degree   including   or
 supplemented  by  thirty (30) semester hour credits  in  geologic
 subjects areas.

      LICENSE:

      Appointee  will  be required to possess a  driver's  license
 valid  in  New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle,  rather
 than  employee  mobility, is necessary to perform  the  essential
 duties of the position.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge  of  the techniques used to gather, compile,  interpret
 and present the results of geologic work.

 Knowledge of the techniques used to prepare graphs, diagrams  and
 other illustrations of geologic conditions.

 Knowledge of techniques used to collect and prepare specimens.

 Ability  to learn to utilize special tools and equipment used  in
 geologic work.

 Ability to prepare accurate maps and diagrams.

 Ability  to collect and prepare needed samples and materials  for
 laboratory study.

 Ability  to  prepare  reports of studies and  surveys  containing
 findings, conclusions and recommendations.

 Ability to establish and maintain records and files.

 Ability  to  learn to utilize various types of electronic  and/or
 manual  recording  and information systems used  by  the  agency,
 office, or related units.

 Ability  to  read,  write, speak, understand  or  communicate  in
 English  sufficiently  to perform the duties  of  this  position.
 American  Sign  Language or Braille may  also  be  considered  as
 acceptable forms of communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
 as  they  can perform the essential duties of the position  after
 reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.   If
 the  accommodation  cannot be made because  it  would  cause  the
 employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

 ADVANCEMENT

 Applicants who successfully complete the 12-month training period
 will  be  eligible for advancement to an Assistant Geologist  level
 title under Department of Personnel procedures.

 The  inability  of an employee to attain a level  of  performance
 warranting advancement to the Assistant Geologist level shall  be
 considered as cause for separation.

 P95 - 03050   35 hrs.            MCK                 10/01/05
 P95 - 12515     40 hrs.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code(s) which
are different work week or work month of the job class title:
Job
Spec
Code
VariantState,
Local or
Common
Class of
Service
Work
Week
State
Class
Code
Local
Class
Code
Salary
Range
Note
03050SNNE95N/AP95-
12515SN4095N/AP95-

This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

MCK   10/01/2005